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How Airports Work

When I was a young child my Grandfather had a job that took him all over the world for work. I always begged to go along to the airport to drop him off or pick him up for flights. The … Continue reading

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Boarding Zone Nightmares

If you have done any flying recently, this very funny routine from comedian Iliza Shleshinger will certainly have resonance. Having recently succumbed to bribery to escape boarding zone purgatory, it certainly hit home for me.

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Plane Spotting

Lithuanian photographer Mindaugas Kavaliauskas has spent years working on travel’AIR a project about people, planes, and airports, which has taken him around the globe to capture the fascination that air travel still holds for people. The newest series in the ongoing project … Continue reading

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Stress-Free Travel (not)

Whether you’re traveling for fun or work, travel is never stress-free. This hilarious graphic from the British travel website Just The Flight illustrates just how frustrating travel can be.

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Free WiFi

One thing that most travelers want at the airport is free access to the internet. Well thanks to blogger Anil Polat we can all get free WiFi at airports around the world. The very clever computer security engineer has organized … Continue reading

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No More Leftovers

On my most recent international trip I visited three countries that all used different currencies. By the time I got home, I had a baggie full of miscellaneous coins and bills that may never get used. Now, all of that … Continue reading

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Data Visualization Is A Beautiful Thing

These wonderful graphic representations of air travel routes were based on 600,000 flight routes from 3,200 airports around the world. Swiss programmer Martin Grandjean utilized data from OpenFlights.org to create the graphics. Check out his fascinating website to learn more.

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Flying is so much fun

If you are a New York Times reader, you have likely seen the brilliant work from artist and author Christoph Niemann. He recently documented a typically uncomfortable transatlantic flight from NYC to Berlin (with a layover at Heathrow) with a … Continue reading

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Aspirational Upgrades

Here’s some travel terminology every flyer needs to master compiled by Mashable.com in a very funny, tongue-in-cheek air travel lexicon.

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Airport Common Sense

Once upon a time I loved to hangout at airports. I drove travel companions batty by always trying to get to the airport early. I would even volunteer to pick-up friends and family members when they flew. Now, like everyone … Continue reading

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